The new field office in West Akron welcomes passers-by with one of President Obama’s major themes for the middle class—captured in a light box that stays on 24/7:
It’s a message that resonates with the 300-plus Summit County residents who helped open the office last week.
Regional Field Director Christman Bowers:
“The opening was great. We had Akron Mayor Donald Plusquellic fire up the crowd, and we had an awesome high school volunteer paint murals for us. It was packed, and it just shows how ready Summit County is to re-elect President Obama.”
For many of the attendees, the office was a familiar sight:
“It’s the same office we used to distribute tickets to see President Obama when he was here on August 1st, and it was highlighted in the local paper, so it’s already starting to feel like home for folks. A lot of new people decided to volunteer after seeing the President, so the office couldn’t have opened at a better time.”
And the space is already being put to great use:
“From 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., there’s never a time when volunteers aren’t here making phone calls, launching a canvass, or planning voter registration drives. It’s always buzzing,” Christman says.